"The stepladder approach" for education in laparoscopic surgery and an action plan for laparoscopic surgery education in Indian urology
Department of Urology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India
Santosh Kumar Department of Urology, JIPMER, Pondicherry - 605 006 India
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Attention is being paid to the education in laparoscopic urological surgery which has become an important treatment method. This article briefly describes the challenges of different types of surgeries and the basic concepts of educational process. "The Stepladder Approach" for laparoscopic surgery education is suggested and its two components "The Stepladder of Educational Objectives" and "The Stepladder of Educational Experiences" are described along with the examples of evaluation methods. Finally, an action plan for laparoscopic surgery education in Indian urology is suggested.